Event Details

Wednesday, December 16 2020


7:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Virtual event


Join Crosscut and KCTS 9 for a special conversation with Dr. Vin Gupta as we get the very latest in the efforts to mitigate the impacts of the COVID pandemic, emerging treatments, science and the path to a vaccine.

Northwest Newsmakers brings you conversations with leaders shaping the region’s politics, arts, culture and industry.

Thank you to our Northwest Newsmakers series sponsor Waldron.

Waldron is proud to sponsor Crosscut, a forum for dialogue that increases knowledge, understanding and compassion. We support independent public media that informs and inspires our community. Click here to learn more.



About the speakers:

Mónica Guzmán (host) is the host of Northwest Newsmakers series.  She is the co-founder of The Evergrey, is a recent fellow at the Henry M. Jackson Foundation and Harvard's Nieman Foundation for Journalism, and is a former columnist at The Seattle Times and GeekWire. She is currently an advisor to Braver Angels and the author of an upcoming guide to staying curious in divided times. She lives in Seattle with her husband, Jason, and two kids.

Dr. Vin Gupta, MD, MPA is a public health physician, professor, and health policy expert. As a Harvard-trained lung specialist, Vin has spent the past 15 years working worldwide to improve public health for organizations including the US Centers for Disease Control, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, the Harvard Global Health Institute, the World Health Organization, and the Pentagon’s Center for Global Health Engagement. Given his diversity of experiences, he is now a trusted advisor and contributor to national and international media outlets on several of the most important health issues today, including serving as a regular health policy analyst for NBC News, MSNBC and contributor to the New York Times and CNN. Vin is committed to voicing evidence-informed perspectives across a range of critical issues like domestic US healthcare reform, the vaping epidemic, the effects of climate change on human health, and gun control. In doing so, he speaks honestly and is driven by evidence, not opinion or dogma. ​​ @VinGuptaMD

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